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Old 04-03-2012, 07:03 AM   #1
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Default How do I build a Belt Fed Upper Receiver NON 5.56

i want to build a Belt fed upper in a new caliber any advice? pointers? what to and what NOT to do, where to start???

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Old 04-03-2012, 02:25 PM   #2
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Unless you have an NFA registered machine gun lower, I really can't see the point.

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Unless you have an NFA registered machine gun lower, I really can't see the point.
3 words, Slide Fire Stock
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So you want to put a belt-fed upper on a slide fire stock?....I'm all for creative projects but that sounds like it has more problems than a submarine built with used chopsticks.

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He just wants to waste ammo at unheard of rates.

Seriously. Did you win the lotto? Or do you foresee a need to lay down supressive fire in the near future?

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Do it in .22 magnum; magazines have been an issue with that round, IIRC.

Maybe in 7.62x39mm for the same reason and for the love of cheap surplus ammo.

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ok i want to build a .30 cal belt feed upper ok, using M60 links

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So you want to put a belt-fed upper on a slide fire stock?....I'm all for creative projects but that sounds like it has more problems than a submarine built with used chopsticks.
what issues will it face?
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Have you spent much time behind belt fed weapons? Feed mechanisms are located in the feed cover and typically engage a top lug on the reciprocating bolt creating a scissor action on the feed arms which pull fresh rounds into position and kick out spent links.

Fabrication would be challenging and the timing would need to be perfect. I imagine you could rig a semi auto trigger to work with an open bolt setup but holy cow. Sounds like a lot of work.

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